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Dogs Refuse To Move As Their Owners Try To Dump Them At Animal Shelter

Two dogs who knew they were about to be abandoned by their owners lay on the ground refusing to move as attempts were made to drag them away.

The heartbreaking scene was captured outside the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston by Ann Flores as she arrived at the centre to help a friend adopt a dog.

The two pups, Truman and Mandi, were dumped in the overcrowded shelter and if they didn’t find new owners within a couple of days, the shelter would have to put them down.

Ann said,  “They were both pulling, but the dogs wouldn’t budge. They had to pick them up because they just would not move. They didn’t care. They were just laughing and giggling because the dogs wouldn’t move. To them, it was just like throwing trash away. There was no remorse, nothing.”

Both dogs were in bad conditions with heartworms and other issues like mange, but with the help of social media rallying, foster homes for the abandoned pups were found just hours before they were due to be killed.

Kellie Donoghue, director of Grace Mercy Love German Shepherd Rescue, collected Truman from the shelter, and said the black and white pooch started to warm up to her and his mood improved after the 25-minute drive.


“In just an hour, we saw a fantastic transformation of a dog who wouldn’t even walk and being flat on the ground and shaking, to feeling safe enough to sleep in the car and get close to me.”

Truman was fostered by Christina Caballero and lives with her other dog and three cats, and according to the foster mom ‘he’s very happy’.

However, tests determined that Truman is heartworm positive which means he will have to go through treatment before he can officially be adopted.

Mandi was fostered by Jackie Duncan, but like Truman, is heartworm positive and has other issues like mange over most of her body and big patches of missing fur.


According to her foster owner, with lots of love and attention, she is slowly recovering from her conditions.


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